european psychiatric association

Women's Mental Health

Section committee

KURIMAY Tamás , Chair
MCDONALD Elizabeth, Co-Chair
WIECK Angelika, Councillor
SUTTER Anne-laure, First Other Councillor
SöNMEZ Ekin, Second Other Councillor


Section mission

This Section's mission is to:

  1. enhance attention to gender-sensitive aspects of psychiatric research, education, treatments, and services
  2. promote and support research into gender and sex differences in all fields of scientific expertise
  3. foster the inclusion of women in psychiatric research and gender-sensitive handling of data
  4. encourage research topics of special needs and interest to women over the lifespan and women in different contexts and living situations
  5. improve education and training about gender-specific psychiatric knowledge
  6. disseminate information on topics pertinent to women’s mental health
  7. advance the development of gender-based effective psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychosocial treatments ad women-friendly services
  8. share information of different practices and legislation in different parts of Europe
  9. fight stigma and discrimination of women
  10. strengthen women’s empowerment, resilience, and positive mental health
  11. aspire to gender parity in the professional fields of research, practice, education and leadership roles in European psychiatry

Section objectives

  1. Presentation of information and activities pertinent to its mission within the EPA’s organizational bodies, meetings, and publications
  2. Collaboration with other EPA sections
  3. Collaboration with the WPA section of women’s mental health
  4. Networking with other organizations, with a focus on women’s issues within medicine and mental health, such as the Marcé Society and the International Association for Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH
  5. Organization of scientific and educational symposia, meetings, and curricula

Annual reports